Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Society for Creative Anachronism...

...was at play on Simmons Island today. I rode my bike over to take a look around and hopped on a tour. The Kingdom of Northshield—a realm stretching from Wisconsin to the northwest into Canada was meeting up with The Incipient Barony of Ayreton—a realm centered on the Chicagoland area to knock each other over their helmed noggins, trade, break oat cakes, and tell outrageous lies.

There was a large group battle:

Smaller demonstrations of swordplay:

Which inspired an evening pen sketch:

And from another angle:

Presentations about the way life was back of homes...common household implements:

Meanwhile, on the other side of the river, the Civil War reenactors were set up outside the Civil War Museum (so we enjoyed a little sporadic cannon fire throughout the day).

And it was Second Saturday, so there were many things to see/do/enjoy downtown this evening. Honestly, I didn't make it down there to see/do/enjoy it because I'm pooped!

Tomorrow is the BCLC Ramble ride, and I'll be up bright and early for it.

Enjoy your weekend and...

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

dcpeg said...

Oh wow! The boys really love their war games, don't they?! Living in D.C., there seems to be a Civil War reenactment on any given weekend. Enough already, I say.

Have to admit I liked the costumes your bunch were wearing. Nice sketch, too.